Journal article icon

Journal article

Synchronizing noncontact rack-and-pinion devices

Abstract:

The lateral Casimir force is employed to propose a nanoscale mechanical device composed of one rack and N pinions. A coupling between the pinions via torsional springs is shown to coordinate their motion through a synchronization transition. The system can work against loads that are greater than the lateral Casimir force for each device. The existence of a stable synchronized state ensures that the system could operate in full coordination without the need of delicate fine tuning of all the ...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1063/1.3694050

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS
Volume:
100
Issue:
11
Pages:
114105-114105
Publication date:
2012-03-12
DOI:
ISSN:
0003-6951
Source identifiers:
326396
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:326396
UUID:
uuid:3f3909ea-efd9-4fbe-893f-6cf668343012
Local pid:
pubs:326396
Deposit date:
2012-12-20

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP